Maryland Terrapins vs Michigan State Spartans Prediction, 3/6/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Maryland Terrapins vs Michigan State Spartans
Date: Sunday, March 6, 2022
Location: Breslin Center in East Lansing, MI
The Michigan State Spartans (19-11) will go up against the Maryland Terrapins (15-15) at Breslin Center on Sunday.
The Maryland Terrapins faced Minnesota and went home with a win by a final score of 84-73 in their last contest. Maryland wrapped up the contest having earned a 51.7% FG percentage (31 out of 60) and made 6 out of their 19 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Terrapins made 16 of 19 attempts for a percentage of 84.2%. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they earned 39 with 11 of them being offensive. They also dished out 12 assists in this matchup in addition to forcing 7 turnovers and getting 7 steals. In relation to defending, Maryland let their opponent shoot 39.4% from the field on 26 out of 66 shooting. Minnesota dished out 7 dimes and had 4 steals for the game. In addition, Minnesota collected 27 rebounds (10 offensive, 17 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Minnesota finished the contest at 83.3% at the charity stripe by knocking down 10 of their 12 shots. They converted 11 of their 28 shots from beyond the arc. When talking about fouls, the Terrapins finished with 14 while Minnesota finished the game with 16 fouls.
Hakim Hart is a guy who came through in this game. He shot 62.5% from the field and recorded 3 dimes. He was on the court for 33 mins played and collected 7 rebounds. He accounted for 19 points on 5 out of 8 shooting.
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Maryland heads into this game with a mark of 15-15 so far this season. They lose possession by turning the ball over 11.7 times per contest and as a group are committing 15.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Maryland is pulling in 35.5 boards per game and has racked up 342 dimes so far this season, which is 269th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Terrapins are shooting 32.9% on shots beyond the perimeter (204 of 620) and 75.7% from the charity stripe. They average 71.0 pts per contest (181st in Division 1) while shooting 43.6% from the field.
On defense, the Terrapins are forcing their opponents into 10.6 turnovers per game while drawing 18.2 fouls. They are ranked 245th in college basketball in allowing assists with 395 relinquished on the year. The Terrapins defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 42.9% (772 of 1,798) and they surrender 34.8 rebounds per game as a squad. They are conceding 35.1% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 212th in D-1 in points per game allowed (70.3).
In their last game, the Michigan State Spartans took a loss by a final score of 80-69 against Ohio State. Regarding cleaning up the glass, Michigan State permitted Ohio State to grab 23 in all (3 offensive). They went 45.0% from beyond the arc by connecting on 9 of 20 and walked away from this one shooting 13 out of 16 at the free throw line (81.3%). The Spartans allowed Ohio State to bury 29 out of their 53 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 54.7% in this game. When the final whistle blew, the Spartans finished shooting 24 out of 53 from the field which gave them a rate of 45.3%. When it comes to 3-point attempts, Michigan State buried 9 of their 18 tries (50.0%). They were able to make 12 of the free throws for a rate of 66.7%. Ohio State committed 17 fouls for the contest which got the Spartans to the charity stripe for a total of 18 attempts. They turned it over 13 times, while earning 3 steals in the matchup. The Spartans snagged 18 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 26 for the game.
Gabe Brown was important for the Spartans in this contest. He made 5 of 9 for the contest for a rate of 55.6%, and accounted for 2 rebounds. He totaled 13 points in his 31 mins on the hardwood and earned 2 dimes for this game.
Michigan State has a win-loss record of 19-11 for the campaign. In terms of offensive execution, the Spartans are shooting 45.5% from the field, which ranks them 97th in Division 1. Michigan State has tallied 2,159 pts so far this year (72.0 per contest) and they average 37.0 boards per game. They are getting an assist 15.8 times per contest (32nd in the country) and they lose possession via turnover 13.5 times per contest. The Spartans have committed 16.8 personal fouls every game and they hit 74.7% from the charity stripe.
The Spartans on defense are ranked 154th in the nation in points given up per game with 68.3. They are forcing their opponents into 10.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 41.8% from the field (102nd in the country). The Michigan State defense concedes 31.4% on 3-point attempts (207 of 659) and their opponents are converting on 71.0% of their foul shots. They give up 12.7 assists and 32.5 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 189th and 79th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Maryland
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